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That depends on where you would use it?I only used mine at outdoor places because it was so big & a pain to use indoors.My mall has rental ones and other stores had carts so I didn't really need it very often.
What's the age difference? My kids are 14 months apart and my daughter wasn't even walking yet when I had the new baby so I felt like I kinda had to get one. The first one I bought was a Jeep Wagoneer...its HUGE and has all the bells and whistles. I hate that thing - seriously, don't waste your $. Later I saw a Kolcraft double umbrella stroller for $20 at the consignment shop so I picked that up. I love it - its so light and easy to push. And my baby loves facing forward and looking around rather than being strapped into his infant seat and facing me. If I don't feel like getting him out b/c he's sleeping or whatever I'll put him in his travel system and then just carry Beth on my hip - that is actually easier than pushing that hige expensive tandem stroller I bought.
I bought mine a few years ago when I was having my 4th and 5th. They are 1 1/2 years apart. I really haven't used it that much. Like someone else said, I use it cause I spent the money on it and feel guilty not to. It's big and bulky and takes up most the room in the car. I have a Mama Love (which is a good brand over here), but I really don't like it. There's no room for feet if you are in the back. It's hard to push (the kids have a hard time with it). I might use it with my next 2 (they'll be about a year apart), but I'll still have the problem with no leg room. I like the sound of the umbrella ones, but I'm sure my husband wouldn't buy another stroller!!
You mean the one falling apart and collecting dust in my garage? I had a 2nd hand (probably more like 3rd or 4th hand) double stroller and I used it 2 or 3 times but it was a big bulky mess. My youngest were 22 months apart and most of the times I brought it the oldest one would decided she wanted to get out and walk and the baby decided she wanted to be carried. So Id end up carrying the baby in the sling and pushing a big empty stroller. Not worth it!
What I do like is my double bike trailer that can also be used as a stroller. It's not really portable (unless you want to take it apart and rebuild it when you get there), but it's great to leave at home and take for bike rides or walks around the block.
My suggestion is get a sling for the baby and use a regular stroller for the older one.
Earthy-Birthy Tree-hugging Mama to 5 (6 for now) great kids:
SciGuy,14 Butterfly Girl,12 Wyldchild,7 FlowerFairy,5 and Babybird,3